Air strike hits Libya migrant detention center
04 July 2019 | 10:30 am
Dozens were killed in an air strike on a center housing migrants on the outskirts of Tripoli, with many more wounded. Center officials blamed the attack on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, but his militants denied it.
22 Jan 2022
The Central Committee of Sudanese doctors say seven civilians have been killed by security forces. UN Security Council members urged "utmost restraint."
25 Jan 2022
A World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Monday that the global body would postpone a decision on Ethiopia's request to investigate its leader for allegedly supporting rebellious forces fighting the Ethiopian government. WHO Executive Board chair Patrick Amoth made the statement at a meeting of the board in Geneva where current director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' bid for a second term as head of the U.N. agency is due to be discussed.
31 Jan 2022
One protester was killed as security forces confronted thousands of people protesting against military rule in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday (January 30), medics linked to the demonstrations said. The 27-year-old, Mohamed Yousef Ismail, was hit in the chest, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said.
14 Feb 2022
The French army on Saturday said it killed 40 militants in Burkina Faso. According to a statement posted on Twitter, the militants were "neutralized" during a joint operation with Burkinabe armed forces. The statement went on to say that the armed "terrorist group" was responsible for two attacks in neighboring Benin.
1 Mar 2022
English-speaking separatist militias in Cameroon are partnering with Nigerian separatists. The cross-border alliance between the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Ambazonia Defence Forces (ADF) is raising fears of accelerating violence.
15 Mar 2022
Some 250 Ukrainian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepare to return home to face Russian forces. Also, Egypt bans exports of staples such as wheat and flour in an effort to secure food reserves. The country depends heavily on wheat imports from Ukraine and Russia. And Nigeria sees long queues at the petrol pump, grounded flights and electricity cuts due to fuel shortages. Prices are surging, partly because of the war in Ukraine.
21 Mar 2022
South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol: 'I will build strong armed forces'
19 Mar 2022
Human Rights Watch says that Mali's military has killed dozens of people in its crackdown on extremists. Jihadist groups are also accused of ramping up violence since December. Abuses on both sides may amount to war crimes. Plus, women from sub-Saharan Africa who live in Tunisia often struggle to be accepted and many migrants face racism. And we take a look at Uganda's only licensed cannabis farm, which grows only for export as use of the crop is still illegal in the country.
18 Mar 2022
The #TechForUkraine campaign hopes to match aid groups with IT companies willing to help for free. The focus is both on the distribution of material aid and on the helping against Russian cyberattacks.
21 Mar 2022
NATO forces are not intervening, but Ukrainians abroad are heading home to fight against Russia's invasion. Not all of the recruits have military training. Across Ukraine, civilians are taking up arms for the first time.
26 Mar 2022
Tigray fighters have agreed to uphold a cease-fire in the war-ravaged Tigray region to allow for the delivery of aid. Hundreds of thousands of people in Tigray face starvation.
27 Mar 2022
Energy prices in Europe were already on the rise, but with the war in Ukraine, they're soaring. The conflict has underlined a painful reality: the continent's dependence on Russian natural gas. As a result, EU member states are now scrambling to draft new energy strategies. Our correspondents report from Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
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A US appeals court dismissed the bankruptcy effort by a unit of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. They sought bankruptcy protection after facing 40,000 lawsuits over cancer-causing talc.
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A South African judge presiding over Jacob Zuma's arms corruption trial recused himself on Monday, in a move likely to add further delay in an affair already dating back more than two decades.
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Germany has decided to supply battle tanks to Ukraine. International law experts are now debating whether this makes Germany a "war party."
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At one university residency south of Paris, students are living among cockroaches, mould and in overall unhygienic conditions, despite studying at some of France's top universities. The CROUS of Versailles, a state-run agency, offers financial aid and affordable housing to students, but some of the accommodation it provides is barely fit for purpose.
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Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was responsible for the weapon that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, has also been charged. Baldwin has called the death was a "tragic accident."
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Washington says Moscow is not complying with the pact as tensions soar over Russia's war in Ukraine. The treaty, which in its current state is due to continue to 2026, limits the two countries' nuclear capabilities.